The Adult Choir, our seventy-member strong ensemble that leads music in our regular weekly services and special services throughout the year, is taking their folders and robes on the road! Forty members of the adult choir are traveling throughout the eastern portions of Canada on their biennial choir tour during the month of June.
While providing our congregation with music for worship is the cornerstone of the Music Ministry’s mission, the Adult Choir tour is a beloved tradition that exemplifies the unique power of music in outreach. These tours allow the Adult Choir to share the music we hear regularly in our worship services with the church universal, allowing for an exchange that enriches the lives of not only the congregations they visit, but our congregation as well.
This year, the Adult Choir will have the privilege of singing with and for some of the oldest Presbyterian Churches in Canada. They will begin in Nova Scotia, which like its namesake, Scotland, has a large Presbyterian population. Their first concert will be at St. David’s Presbyterian Halifax, followed by a joint concert with the Choir of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Sydney. The tour will then take the choir to Québec, where they will sing at The Shrine of Ste.-Anne-de-Beaupré and Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Québec City. The final city before their return to our congregation is Montreal, where they will sing at La Basilique Notre Dame and participate in worship at the Church of St. Andrew’s and St. Paul’s.
The Adult Choir would like to thank the congregation and staff of Second Presbyterian Church for supporting the Music Ministry at large. It is the corporate worship of the church that is the home of the music ministry, and it is a joy for us to provide music leadership to Second Presbyterian Church. It is a blessing and a privilege to be able to share that music with other congregations throughout the world, and it is only possible through the support of this congregation. Thank you, and à bientôt!
Dr. Bevan Keating
Director of Music and the Arts